Song of the Day #4,403: ‘East of Eden’ – Zella Day

The final featured song introduced to me by my daughter Fiona is ‘East of Eden’ by Zella Day, a pop singer who hails from Arizona. Almost every one of these artists has been from a different state, which must say something about how the internet has democratized the music business.

You used to see acts from New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Nashville… but not much in between. It’s nice to see the small town of Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona, get in the game.

I asked Fiona where she found Zella Day and she replied “Not sure, Sophie and I used to listen to her when we were a little younger.” So I guess this for her this already counts as a nostalgia act.

Day released her studio debut, Kicker, in 2015, which must be when a less worldly Fiona encountered this song.

[Verse 1]
Pink toes press against the carpet
Show your face and finish what you started
The record spins down the alley, late night
Be my friend, surround me like a satellite

[Pre-Chorus]
Tiger on the prowl
East of Eden
Coming for you now

[Chorus]
Keep me from the cages under the control
Running in the dark to find east of Eden
Keep me from the cages under the control
Running in the dark to find east of Eden
To find east of Eden (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
To find east of Eden (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
To find east of Eden (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
To find east of Eden (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)

[Verse 2]
Call me wild, drinking up the sunshine
Be my man and show me what it feels like
Denim sky, unbuttoned down the middle
Spilling out little by little

[Pre-Chorus]
Tiger on the prowl
East of Eden
Coming for you now

[Chorus]
Keep me from the cages under the control
Running in the dark to find east of Eden
Keep me from the cages under the control
Running in the dark to find east of Eden
To find east of Eden (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
To find east of Eden (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
To find east of Eden (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
To find east of Eden (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)

[Bridge]
If I wanted to stay
You don’t mind, you’re a true believer (true believer)
Take it up with the badlands
Creep on in like a concrete fever
If I wanted to stay
You don’t mind, you’re a true believer (true believer)
Take it up with the badlands
Creep on in like a concrete fever

[Chorus]
Keep me from the cages under the control
Running in the dark to find east of Eden
Keep me from the cages under the control
Running in the dark to find east of Eden
To find east of Eden (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
To find east of Eden (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
To find east of Eden (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
To find east of Eden (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,403: ‘East of Eden’ – Zella Day

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    This sounds a bit like Aimee Mann with an infusion of Taylor Swift- and that’s a good thing.

    Thank you, Fiona, for sharing your discoveries with us.

  2. Peg says:

    Thank you Fiona for sharing some interesting music choices ❤️

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